Son of Enoch Alldredge & Amelia (Pace) Alldredge.
John Pace Alldredge married Mary Scott 12 March 1846 in Blount County, Alabama.
He died in Virginia during the Civil War and is most likely buried in this cemetery.
Died at 34 years of age.
John Pace Alldredge; Company A, 48th Alabama Infantry
John Alldredge was born on December 5, 1827 to Amelia Pace and Enoch Alldredge in Brookesville, Blount County, Alabama. John was the eldest of fourteen children; twelve boys and two girls. John’s earliest known ancestor was his 2nd Great Grandfather William Alldredge II (1703-1786) of North Carolina. Two of his Grandfathers, Nathan Alldredge (1739-1826) and Jerry Chaney, fought as Patriots in the Virginia Militia during the Revolutionary War. The Alldredge family settled in Blount County in 1816 and by the time of the Civil War, Enoch was the county’s oldest recorded resident. He also served in Captain Musgrove’s Company during the Creek War of 1836 in Alabama and in the Alabama State Legislature for 26 sessions. John grew up working on his father’s farm through the mid 1840s. On March 12, 1846, at age 18, he married the 20-year-old Brookesville native Mary Polly Scott. They had eleven children; nine boys and two girls. One of his grandsons fought during World War 1. A great grandson served during World War 2 in the Army Air Force from 1943 to 1946. Shortly after their union, John settled his own farm in Blount County.
Though John and his family were patriotic to the Southern cause, he didn’t enlist to fight for it right away. That came in Spring of 1862. In early April John’s father began to raise a company of local men to serve for the war. John, five of his brothers, and one of his brothers in laws enlisted on the 7th. In May they became Company A of the 48th Alabama Infantry. Enoch was appointed Major and John’s brother Andrew Jackson Alldredge (1829-1902) became the company’s new Captain. John never saw battle though. He became ill in July 1862 and missed the Battle of Cedar Run on August 9th. He seemed to be recovering quite well and was close to being put back into the field. Unfortunately, his illness turned for the worse and John Alldredge died in a Richmond hospital on August 19, 1862 at the age of 34. He is buried at either Oakwood Cemetery in Richmond or the Alldredge Family cemetery in Brookesville, Alabama
Only one member of the Alldredge family served through the war. Alvin Oscar Dickson, John’s brother in law, surrendered the 48th Alabama at Appomattox Courthouse. His father, three brothers and one brother in law resigned. One brother died of disease, one was killed in battle, one brother in law was captured and discharged while another side of disease as a POW.
Contributor: Ty DeWitt (49618427)
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